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    Christopher Nolan Says Next Batman Director Should Stay True "To What They Believe In" & Not Worry What Others Want

    Such is the times we live in that only four days after "The Dark Knight Rises" opened and broke box office records, we're already wondering about where the franchise goes next. And it's not entirely an absurd notion. This summer, Sony is having a solid success with "The Amazin...

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    'Community' Director Anthony Russo, 'Paranormal Activity 2' Writer Michael R. Perry & More Discuss Originality in TV and Film at Whitewater Round Table (Audio)

    Two years ago, Whitewater Films ("Mean Creek," SXSW premiere "Fat Kid Rules the World") president Rick Rosenthal began a bimonthly series of round tables at his company's headquarters. These gatherings typically draw about 80 people, who are treated to a taco bar and netwo...

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    'Cloud Atlas,' 'Looper,' 'Argo,' 'To The Wonder,' 'A Place Beyond The Pines' Lead Amazing 2012 TIFF Line-Up

    So this morning, Variety spilled the beans on the first wave of announcements for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and... boy, it looks like a great year. So much so that we wonder how much is left over for other fall festivals like Venice or Telluride. A few of the most anticipated fil...

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    Now and Then: Raunchy 'Klown' and the Problem with Sex Comedies

    Frank (Frank Hvam), the hapless protagonist of the funny but disappointingly diagrammatic Danish film "Klown," musters only one nugget of wisdom for his 12-year-old charge, Bo (Marcuz Jess Petersen). It's sage advice from a professional man-child to a burgeoning one: "When grown-ups are horny, they ...

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    Denzel Washington Is Sony's Choice To Star In Adaptation Of 80s Crime Series 'The Equalizer'

    First announced over a year ago, when Russell Crowe was said to be attached to star, Sony Pictures' big screen adaptation of the the late 80s CBS vigilante crime-solving series, The Equalizer, is apparently still very much on the studios' slate, with Denzel Washington now as the ma...

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    Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Making Big Screen Producer Debut

    It should no longer be a surprise to you all that the puppeteer behind the popular puppet Elmo is a black man name Kevin Clash.

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    Jeremy Renner Eyes Playing Julian Assange For DreamWorks WikiLeaks Film, Bill Condon May Direct

    Remember when Julian Assange was a hot news item? While the media has moved on from the escapades of the WikiLeaks founder (who is now fighting deportation to Sweden to face alleged sexual assault charges), one of the many projects in the works about him has drawn some high profile names.

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    Edgar Wright To Direct Sci-Fi 'Collider'

    It's hard to believe, but it's been two years since Edgar Wright rocked Comic-Con with "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," and while we've patiently awaited his next effort, it's not long he's been sitting around twiddling his thumbs. Not only did Wright embark on a lengthy,...

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    Laurence Fishburne Circling Pivotal Role In NBC's 'Hannibal'

    Laurence Fishburne is returning to the small screen to join the cast of NBC's upcoming contemporary take on Hannibal, with characters from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel.

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    Watch 'Vito' Tonight on HBO

    A new addition to the canon of great LGBT rights documentaries, Jeffrey Schwarz’s “Vito” -- which debuts on HBO tonight -- is a passionate look at the life of Vito Russo. Russo is probably best known for the 1981 book about the representation of LGBT people in Hollywood, “...

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